I know I am not alone when I say that I struggle to sit through staff meetings without doodling on my paper, shifting in my seat, getting up to use the bathroom and occasionally whispering with my teacher friend next to ... Read More
I'm putting the finishing touches on my new classroom in the next two days. I can't believe that students return on Thursday! Where did the summer go?!? I've been in over drive the past few days, and cranking out the ... Read More
This morning I realized that it had been a week since I last sat at my computer! I am starting to get in back-to-school mode and have been plugging away at my new room. I know that many of my teacher friends are already back in ... Read More
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Finding a format for your literacy centers can be a tricky task. It's important to have a routine, but it should be individualized to meet your scheduling needs and the academic needs of your students. For my classroom, I really ... Read More
It's almost that time of year, and I wanted to take a few minutes to share some of my favorite back-to-school activities with you! My favorite activities are the ones that really help me build a strong community from the ... Read More
Staying organized is the #1 way I have found to save time! Finding the right systems can take time, but once you have it, say hello to all of the hours you didn't know you had! Below is the math area of my classroom. ... Read More